Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Blue Topaz Flower Ring

As an artist and a craftsman I am always seeking to challenge myself , and push the boundaries of what I can achieve . This ring was no exception . From the onset of the project , and throughout the fabrication process I knew that would not be able to complete the engraving with my existing tools . Taking my experience gained from making steel trade mark stamps for colleagues . And further experimentation , I was able to develop a micro graver setup . Essentially chisels the size of fine sewing needles , combined with 60x magnification under the microscope - and a great deal of excitement , the ring was soon thereafter complete .  The Blue Topaz Flower ring , a benchmark in the progression of my art.

Semi-Bezel Ring in:
14 K Rose , Green , White , & Yellow Gold ,
Size : 6

Center Stone :
Blue Topaz 13.70 X 11.30 mm 8.62 CT'S Eye clean

Side Stones : Green Tourmaline 3 mm

10.6 gr. Total Wt.

Hand Fabricated & Hand Engraved by Ray Hyder


  1. This ring is exquisite and stunning! The detail is breathtaking and I absolutely love how the subtle rainbow of the various golds compliments the fresh blue of the stone! Gorgeous!